Marcel Dzama: The Journal

Forthcoming April 2024

Spotlighting the narrative and mythical imagery of Marcel Dzama’s work, this one-of-a-kind blank book holds a unique space for creative play and contemplation.

“Enjoy what you are making, people can feel it in the work. . . . I feel that art has been a good escape from the reality we are in.” —Marcel Dzama

Drawing inspiration from folklore and fairy tales and incorporating art-historical influences, Marcel Dzama’s work has secured a cult following of musicians and artists and the general public alike. His celestial imagery, masked characters, and aquatic scenes resonate with  viewers of all ages and backgrounds. The vibrant and fantastical work featured on the cover and endpapers of Dzama’s first Artist Journal enchants the mind and encourages unbridled expression.

Each journal is beautifully crafted in Verona, Italy.



Publisher: David Zwirner Books

Artists: Marcel Dzama

Contributors: The Artist Journals

Designer: Sarah Schrauwen

Printer: VeronaLibri, Verona

Publication Date: 2024

Binding: Hardcover, with collectible bookmark

Dimensions: 7 × 9.75 in | 17.8 × 24.8 cm

Pages: 160

Reproductions: 2 illustrations

ISBN: 9781644231227

Retail: $35 | $45 CAN | £25

Status: Not Yet Published

Marcel Dzama

The work of Marcel Dzama (b. 1974, Winnipeg) is characterized by an immediately recognizable visual language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. While he has become known for his prolific drawings with their distinctive palette of muted colors, in recent years, the artist has expanded his practice to encompass sculpture, painting, film, and dioramas.

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The Artist Journals

The Artist Journals go beyond canonical art to capture the modern and contemporary spirit of today’s most acclaimed painters, sculptors, and other major creative forces. Created in close collaboration with each artist or artist’s estate, these beautifully produced blank books—with their stunning wraparound cover artwork, endpapers, patterned interior pages, and bellybands that transform into collectible bookmarks—are works of art themselves, designed to inspire, collect, and gift to a wide audience. 

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